About the Author

Tyler Andrews

Tyler is the Managing Editor for NCSharp.com, covering sports, sports law, and gambling for the Tar Heel State. He has also covered similar topics for PlayTexas, PlayGeorgia, PlayCA, PlayFlorida, PlayOhio, and PlayMA. Tyler’s current focus is North Carolina’s pathway to gaming legalization.

Who is Tyler Andrews?

Tyler grew up in Las Vegas in the days before non-smoking casinos and major league sports. He attended Cal State Long Beach and began his journalistic career in the press boxes, pits and infields of Southern California. He then spent four years in Barcelona, writing for Metropolitan BCN about FC Barcelona football, art and entertainment. During this time he taught high school, an experience that has translated into his pursuit of targeted responsible gambling education for teens. 

He now resides in Dallas, Texas, where he’s covered the gaming industry for various state markets. With NCSharp, he is in regular conversation with state lawmakers, gaming industry leaders and academics to bring North Carolinians the most important legal gambling storylines in the state. A couple of those include:

  • How the NC Lottery Commission will fare as regulator of the sports betting industry?
  • What responsible gambling frameworks need to be established to protect North Carolina student-athletes?

When he’s not playing around with his two daughters, he goes to concerts with his wife, plays disc golf, collects comic books and roots for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Must Read NCSharp articles by Tyler Andrews

North Carolina casinos: Property Values Don’t Lie: A Rockingham Casino Benefits Homeowners And The Community

Online Sports Betting: Identifying Risks For Match-Fixing And Bribery In North Carolina Sports

North Carolina Responsible Gambling: An Interview With Dr. Michelle Malkin On NC Collegiate Gambling Education

NASCAR: North Carolina’s NASCAR Market Could Be Tipico’s For The Taking

Tyler Andrews’ top articles from around the web:

PlayTexas: South Texas Town Of Elsa Could Provide Model To Legal Statewide Gambling

PlayOhio: The Curious Case Of SPIRE: Will An Ohio High School Get A Sportsbook?

Metropolitan BCN: Art Against Time: Two Barcelona artists have found novel ways to create works on the city’s streets

Tyler Andrews in the media

Quotes From Tyler Andrews:

“When problem gambling is seen purely as a behavior, solutions revolve around self-control, discipline and making wise choices. People screw up and feel ashamed. Their families shake their heads and scold them for this weakness. There’s confusion and frustration. However, that paints a very narrow picture of gambling as an addiction.”

“Since receiving nominal recognition from the federal government in 1956, the Lumbee Tribe has failed to secure full federal protection. As such, it has been unable to benefit from casino gaming. Were the Tar Heel State to legalize commercial casinos, it could fast-track the Lumbee Tribe in developing a casino.”

“Despite approaching and sometimes eclipsing NHL hockey in viewership, auto-racing hasn’t reached anything near hockey’s betting popularity. And this has more to do with betting products on offer for auto racing than it does with the sport itself.”

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